Main Street: Greeneville has announced seven winners in the fourth annual Scarecrows of Main decorating contest.
More than 650 votes were cast by the public in the annual event.
The contest was open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, clubs, and organizations in four categories: residential, group/organization, business, and youth.
Entries were displayed in the Greeneville Historic District on Main Street from U.S. Highway 11E to the former Crescent School, now the Crescent Office Complex.
Winners in the four categories received a certificate, a $25 prize, and a sign to honor their time and talent, a news release from Main Street: Greeneville said.
Residential winners were:
* Janel Prugh and Melissa Webb, at 111 W. McKee St., for a "traditional" scarecrow; and
* Andrea "Andy" Daniels, at 214 N. Main St., for "any other" style scarecrow.
Group and organization winners were:
* Service Learners of Walters State Community College's Greeneville-Greene County campus on N. Main Street; and
* the Westside Garden Club for their "any other" style scarecrow at 210 N. Main St.
* The youth winners were: Olivia and Mary Brooks for their "traditional" style scarecrow at 424 W. Main St.
Business winners were:
* Andrew Johnson Bank, for a "traditional" scarecrow, at 124 N. Main St.; and,
* Western Southern Life Insurance, at 310 S. Main St., for "any other" type of scarecrow.
Numerous honorable mentions were named by the Main Street: Greeneville organization.
Groups and organizations honored for their traditional scarecrows were: Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, Comcare, the Greeneville High School girls' soccer team, First Presbyterian Church, the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County, and the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center.
Groups and organizations given honorable mentions for their "any other" type scarecrow were the Town of Greeneville, and the General Federation of Women's Clubs Greeneville Woman's Club.
Businesses earning honorable mentions for their "traditional" scarecrows were: Greeneville Dental Associates, Azimuth Engineering, Inc., Richland Creek Gifts, Little Top Drive In, Dr. Phil Thwing, and Creamy Cup.
Businesses recognized with honorable mentions for "any other" type scarecrow were: Evans Jewelers, the Greeneville Light & Power System, and Winter & Company Dance Studio.
A "traditional" scarecrow entered in the residential category by DeAnna Daniels Pillar also earned honorable mention status.
FUN AND SUCCESSFUL
Main Street: Greeneville Executive Director Jann Mirkov says this year's event was both fun and successful.
"This has been so much fun. We want to thank not only those who participated by entering, but also those who voted," Mirkov said.
"Engaging the public to vote was a wonderful idea, with 654 votes being cast this year," she said.
Mirkov said that the event would return next year.
"It is our hope that more and more scarecrows will be entered in the 2014 contest. We see this as a community opportunity to have fun while making our downtown district very, very festive," she said.
"A big thank-you also goes out to all those who have decorated their homes and businesses in support of this event. We look forward to our fifth annual 'Scarecrows of Main' in 2014," she said.